Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) will provide a free exhibition opening and artist demonstration with Sugar Land-area artist Mark Chen and Shiao-Nan Chen on Oct. 8, at 10 a.m., at the Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive.
The exhibition is called Renewed and combines photography with traditional Chinese painting that addresses the contrast between electrical power generation and classical Chinese landscapes.
Shiao-Nan will demonstrate the craft of painting while Mark explains the concept and process of the collaboration of her craft with his photography. The exhibition will remain at the auditorium for six weeks during the operating hours of the Sugar Land Auditorium. The free event is provided by the City’s Art in Public Spaces program and SLCAF.
About Mark ChenMark Chen is a photographer, a digital media artist and an activist. Based on still images and videos, he expands to media including animations, soundscapes, installations and performances. The narratives in his work aim to raise awareness on sustainability, climate change among other environmental and social issues. Digital post production is highly integrated into his artistic expression to encompass the essences of fiction, satire and futurism. His work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally
About Shiao-NanShiao-Nan Chen is a Chinese water color painter in the lineage of masters. She was mentored by Ro-Jo Yeh, Yi-Hong Gao, Jin-Cheng Lai, Chuang-Fu Fu, Hau-Nang Oh and Lei-Sheng Huang between 1960’s to 2000’s. With this breadth of influence, her style is a fusion of traditional ink painting and the contemporary Cantonese style water color, and her work has been shared through exhibits around the world. Her latest collaboration on Renewed addresses China’s environmental predicament through the mix of the two media and fusion of classical landscapes with power generation scenes.